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Nora Aunor

 Ms. Nora Aunor is the undisputed "golden-voiced" superstar in the Philippine recording industry. A multi-awarded movie actress and recording artist whose records have been consistently in the top charts for over two (2) decades now, Ms. Aunor's popularity has extended and remained very strong among Filipinos in the U.S. Recently, she held another sold-out concert at the Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines.


 
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Outstanding Accomplishments of Nora Aunor
As of June 30, 1997

The first Filipino Actress to win an International acting award, Best Actress, Princess Pataten Statue, 19th Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt, December, 1995, for the movie "The Flor Contemplacion Story."

  • Her Movie "The Flor Contemplacion Story", is the first Filipino movie to win an International Best Picture, the Golden Pyramid, 19th Ciaro International Film Festival, Egypt, December, 1995
  • The first Filipino actress to sit as a Jury in an International Film Festival, Honolulu, Hawaii, November, 1996.
  • The most nominated and recognized Filipino actress in different International Film Festivals, Best Actress category.
    1980 Bona Cannes, France Certificate of Honor
    1983 Himala Berlin, Germany Certificate of Honor
    1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story Cairo, Egypt Winner
    1996 The Flor Contemplacion Story Fukuoka, Japan Nominee
    1997 Bakit May Kahapon Pa? Singapore Nominee
  • In 1997, her movie, "Bona" which she also produced was cited as one of "The Best 100 Films in the World" at the Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, USA.
  • The only Filipino actress who has the most number of films which joined in the exhibition and competition categories in various international film festivals.
  • 1980 Bona Cannes, France
    1983 Himala Berlin, Germany
    1983 Himala Moscow, Russia
    1984 Bona New York, USA
    1985 Merika Honolulu, Hawaii
    1992 Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M. Honolulu, Hawaii
    1992 Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M. Singapore
    1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story Toronto, Canada
    1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story Cairo, Egypt
    1996 The Flor Contemplacion Story New York, USA
    1996 The Flor Contemplacion Story Tuscany, Italy
    1996 The Flor Contemplacion Story Fukoaka, Japan
    1996 The Flor Contemplacion Story Pusan, South Korea
    1996 The Flor Contemplacion Story Honolulu, Hawaii
    1996 The Flor Contemplacion Story Dublin, Ireland
    1996 The Flor Contemplacion Story Minneapolis, USA
    1996 The Flor Contemplacion Story Los Angeles, USA
    1997 Bakit May Kahapon Pa? Singapore
    1997 Bona Los Angeles, USA
  • The most awarded and nominated actress in the Philippine movie history. Her awards were given by numerous award-giving bodies in the movie/radio/television/recording industries, government agencies, civic organizations and private entries.
  • The first actress to win the following:
    1971 Box Office Queen Spotlight Promotions
    1975 Best Actress, "Banaue" 1st Bacolod Pilipino Film Festival
    1976 Best Actress, "Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos" 1st Gawad URIAN Awards
    1983 One of "The Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service, in the Field of Arts" TOWNS
    1984 Best Actress, "Merika" 1st Star Awards for Movies (PMPC)
    1990 Best Actress, "Andrea, Paano Ba Ang Maging Isang Ina?" 1st Young Critics Circle Awards
    1991 Best Actress, "Ang Totoong Buhay Ni Pacita M." 1st Kritika Awards
    1995 Grand Achievement Award Parangal ng Bayan, Office of the President
    1996 Araw ng Maynila Award, "Ang Tanging Pagkilala sa Larangan ng Sining sa Pagganap" Government of the City of Manila
    1996 Gawad Manuel L. Quezon Award One of "The 12 Outstanding Filipino Personalities in Literary, in the Field of Cinema" Government of Quezon City
    1996 Global Recognition Award for her exemplary contributions to the Uplifting of Philippine Performing Arts Citynet, Channel 27
    1996 Special International Citation Award Parangal ng Bayan, Office of the President
    1996 Par Excellence Award Philippine Association of Teachers of Culture and Arts
  • The only actress who had scored a Grand Slam, Best Actress category, for 3 times
    1976 Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos
    1990 Andrea, Paano Ba Ang Maging Isang Ina?
    1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story
  • In 1991, she was named one of the Best Performers of Dekada '80 by Gaward URIAN and one of the Best Actresses of the Decade (1984-94) by Star Awards for Movies in 1995.
  • Her musical-variety show, Superstar, was aired for 22 years, the Philippine television's longest running weekly show ever.
  • In 1991, her first major live concert, "Handog Ni Guy, Live" broke the box-office receipts records of Araneta Coliseum, the biggest audience in its history.
  • In 1991, she was named as one of "The Most Significant Filipino in the 20th Century" by ABS-CBN's Tatak Pilipino
  • In 1997, she was cited as one of the "Best Actresses in the World" as reported by ABS-CBN's weekly show, City Line.
  • In 1997, she was selected by HBO, a USA-based network firm, to represent the Philippines in a documentary film about the lives and achievements of the world's actresses.
  • In 1997, her movie, "The Flor Contemplacion Story", had the singular distinction of being the first local movie to be carried in a laser disc format through Miramax, an outfit of Walt Disney Corporation in the USA.
  • In 1997, she received an invitation personally from Robert Malengreau, representative of Brussels International Film Festival in Belgium to be one of the judges in the said festival this coming November 1997. This will be her second time to sit as a Jury in an international film festival. The first ever by a Filipino actress.
  • In the January 27, 1997 issue of the news magazine, "ISYU", she was named as one of "The Most Admired Filipinos" for the last four decades.

Awards

International

1980 Certificate of Honor, "Bona," Premio de la Juri de la Federacion International des Cine-Clubs, Cannes International Film Festival, France.
1983 Certificate of Honor, "Himala", 34th Berlin International Film Festival, Germany.
1995 Best Actress, Princess Pataten Statue, "The Flor Contemplacion Story", 19th Cairo International Film Festiva, Egypt.
1997 Best Actress, Golden Pearl Award, "Bakit May Kahapon PA", 1st Malaysia International Film Festival, Penang, Malaysia

National Acting Awards

Best Actress

Filipino Academy of Movie, Arts and Sciences (FAMAS)

1976 Tatlong Taong walang Diyos
1979 Ina ka ng Anak mo
1984 Bulaklak Sa City Jail
1989 Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit
1990 Anrea, Paano Ba Ang magaing Isang Ina?
1991 Hall of Fame
1996 The Flor Contemplacion Story, Circle of Excellence

Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (Gawad Urian)

1976 Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos
1980 Bona
1989 Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit
1990 Andrea, Paano Ba Ang Maging Isang Ina?
1990 Best Performer of Dekeda ‘80
1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story
1996 Bakit May Kahapon Pa?

Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA)

1981 Bakit Bughaw Ang Langit?
1984 Bulaklak Sa City Jail
1990 Andrea, Paano Ba Ang Maging Isaang Ina: (1st Runner Up)

Acting Awards

Movie Magazine (Channel 7)

1990 Andrea, Paano Ba Ang Maging Isang Ina?

Kritika Awards

1991 Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M.

Ateneo GALIAN Awards

1992 Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M.

People's Choice Awards (PPC Publications)

1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story
1997 Babae

Awards as Singer/Recording Artist

1964 Certificate of Honor, 1st Prize Liberty Big Show, Camarines Star
1965 Certificate of Honor, 14 Weeks Winner Darigold Bulilit Contest
1966 Certificate of Honor, 1st Prize Darigold Jamboree, Naga City
1966 Champion, Grand National Finals Tawag ng Tanghalan
1967 Best Talent Discovery National Search for Talent Award
1969 Favorite Singer of Northern Luzon Eagle Broadcasting Corp. Dagupan City
1969 Best New Recording Artist of the Year Philippine Record Dealers Association (PREDA)
1970 Best Female Singer in English Philippine Academy of recording Arts and Sciences
1970 Singer of the Months of February, March and April Philippine Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
1971 Female Singer of the Year PREDA
1973 Top Selling Records, Female Singer of the Year, English Version PREDA
1973 Top Selling Records, Female Singer of the Year, Tagalog Version PREDA
1974 Queen of Northern Luzon for 100 Hit Records  
1977 National Music Festival Award Sandiwa Philippines, Independence
1984 Gallery of Distinction Award ALIW Awards
1991 Gold Record Award for "Handog Ni Guy, Live" Album Universal Records
1995 Gold Record Award for "Kahit Konting Awa" VIVA Records
1995 Best Country Folk Singer, "Maliit Man Sa Tingin" 1st Katha Awards
1995 Awit Trophy As Interpreter of Best Movie Theme Song, "Kahit Konting Awa", The Flor Contemplacion Story 9th AWIT Awards

Awards as a TV Performer/Host/Producer

1976 Most Effective Television Actress PATAS Awards
1976 Most Outstanding Variety Show, "Superstar" PATAS Awards
1977 Outstanding Performer PATAS Awards
1978 Outstanding Drama Series, "Makulay Na Daigdig Ni Nora" PATAS Awards
1978 Outstanding Producer of Best Drama Show Star Awards for TV (PMPC)
1987 Best Female TV Host, Musical Variety Show Star Awards for TV (PMPC)
1993 Best Drama Actress, "Star Drama Presents Nora" Star Awards for TV (PMPC)
1994 Best Actress in a Single Performance "Spotlight: Good Morning, Ma’am" Star Awards for TV (PMPC)

Awards From Government Agencies/Civic Organization/Private Entities

1971 Plaque of Appreciation Jose P. Laurel Memorial Foundation Inc., Tanauan, Batangas
1971 Certificate of Appreciation Mabini Memorial University, Iriga, Camarines Sure
1972 Plaque of Appreciation for helping in the fund raising campaign for the restoration of the Bamboo Organ Municipality of Las Pinas
1975 Trophy of Appreciation for the fund raising campaign through "Mamera kay Nora" National Mental Hospital
1983 One of "The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service, in the Field of Arts" TOWNS
1983 Outstanding Daughter of Iriga Government of the City of Iriga
1988 Young Achiever Award Alyansang Kabataan
1990 Hall of Fame, Young Achiever Award Parangl ng Bayan, Office of the President
1993 Fil-American Community Jacksonville Award for her Outstanding Contribution In the Development of Filipino Culture Through her Performance as Domestic Helper Filipino-American Community of Florida, USA
1995 Plaque of Recognition Communication Arts Dept. PWU
1995 Grand Achievement Award Parangal ng Bayan, Office of the President
1995 Araw ng Maynila Award, "Ang Tanging Pagkilala Sa Larangan ng Sining sa Pagganap" Government of the City of Manila
1996 Special International Citation Award Parangal ng Bayan, Office of the President
1996 Global Recognition Award for her Exemplary Contributions to the Upliftment Of the Philippine Performing Arts Citynet, Channel 27
1996 Par Excellence Award Philippine Association of Teachers of Culture and Arts (PATCA)
1996 Plaque of Recognition Eastern Telecommunications (Eastern Cable)
1997 Haligi Industriya Award Film Development Foundation of the Philippines

Miscellaneous

1968 8th Place, Miss Showbusiness Showbusiness Magazine
1969 Most Promising Star of Tmorrow Pablo S. Gomez Pubs.
1969 Lakambini ng Sampaguita Sampaguita Pictures
1969 Miss Showbusiness, Radio, TV and Stage Danny Holmes Publications
1969 6th Place, Top Radio & TV Female Personality Top Magazine
1970 Miss Philippine Movie '80 People's Choice Awards
1970 3rd Place, Sino Ang Sikat? Mix Publications
1971 Most Popular Star of 1970-71 Atlas Publications
1971 One of the Top Ten Best Dressed Female Stars Spotlight Promotions
1971 2nd Place, Most Popular Love Team, Nora-Tirso Liwayway Publications
1971 3rd Place, Most Popular Love Team, Nora-Manny Liwayway Publications
1971 5th Place, Most Popular Love Team, Nora-Novo Liwayway Publications
1971 Trophy of Appreciation, 2nd Anniversary of Guy and Pip Liwayway Publications
1971 Box Office Queen Spotlight Promotions
1971 Queen of Stars Mix Publications
1971 KBS Lucky Star Dial Soap Mondragon
1972 Queen of Stars (Sino Ang Sikat?) Movie Life Magazine
1973 Miss Republic of the Philippine Movies  
1973 Bb. Pilipinas ng Pelikula at Awiting Pilipino  
1973 Most Charitable Young Actress  
1973 Most Popular Star of the Year PMPC
1975 Most Popular Actress Sixteen MOD
1977 Guy, A Symbol of Love PMPC
1980 Paborito ng Press PMPC
1980 Real Queen of Philippine Movies BAMCI Promotions
1981 Paborito ng Press PMPC
1981 Most Popular Love Team, Guy & Pip PMPC
1981 Box Office Queen Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation
1983 Queen of Philippine Movies  
1985 Trophy, Tribute to the Superstar Big Ike's Happening
1985 Newsmaker of the Year Star Awards for Movies (PMPC)
1986 Mother Actress of the Year Regal Films
1989 One of the Seven Outstanding Actresses Movie Flash Magazine
1989 One of the Seven Outstanding TV Shows, "Superstar" Movie Flash Magazine
1991 Queen of Pinoy Showbiz Hot Stars Daily Specials
1992 Super Sikat Drama Actress '92 Diyaryo Pilipino
1992 Queen of Pinoy Showbiz '92 Hot Stars Daily Specials
1992 Lifesize Statue, Tribute to Nora Aunor Grand Alliance for Nora Aunor Philippines
1992 Star of The Night Star Awards for TV (PMPC)
1992 Super Movie Queen Mass Media Publications
1993 Queen of Pinoy Showbiz '93 Hot Stars Daily Specials
1995 Plaque of Appreciation Graphic Arts Services, Inc. (GASI)
1995 Plaque of Appreciation, for winning Best Actress, Cairo International Film Festival GMA Supershow
1996 Box Office Queen Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation
1996 Newsmaker of the Year Star Awards for Movies (PMPC)
1996 Showbiz Lingo Darling Showbiz Lingo 4th Anniversary ABS-CBN Ch. 2
1996 Super Achiever Award Eye to Eye, GMA 7

Acting Awards

Movie Magazine (Channel 7)

1991 Andrea, Paano Ba Ang Maging Isang Ina?

Kritika Awards

1991 Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M.

Ateneo Galian Awards

1992 Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M.

Peoples Choice Awards

1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story
1996 Babae

Star Awards for Movies (PMPC)

1985 Merika
1990 Andrea, Paano Ba Ang Maging Isang Ina?
1991 Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M.
1995 Best Actress of the Decade (1984-1994)
1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story

Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP)

1989 Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit
1990 Andrea, Paano Ba Ang Maging Isang Ina?
1991 Ang Totoong buhay ni Pacita M.
1993 Lifetime Achievement Award
1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story

Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)

1978 Atsay, Best Performer
1979 Ina Ka Ng Anak Mo
1982 Himala
1984 Bulaklak Sa City Jail
1990 Andrea, Paano Ba Ang Maging Isang Ina?
1991 Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M.
1992 Gaward Ng Natatanging Pagkilala
1995 Muling Umawit Ang Puso
1995 Plaque of Recognition

Quezon City Film Festival

1972 And God Smiled At Me

Bacolod Pilipino Film Festival

1975 Banaue

Davao Film Festival

1976 Ibilanggo si Neneng Magtanggol

Young Critics Circle (YCC)

1990 Andrea, Paano Ba Ang Maging Isang Ina?
1991 Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M.
1993 Inay
1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story
1996 Bakit May Kahapon Pa? (1st Runner Up)